prognathism

noun
prog·​na·​thism | \ ˈpräg-nə-ˌthi-zəm How to pronounce prognathism (audio) , präg-ˈnā- How to pronounce prognathism (audio) \

Definition of prognathism

: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw

Other Words from prognathism

prognathic \ präg-​ˈna-​thik How to pronounce prognathism (audio) , -​ˈnā-​ How to pronounce prognathism (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, differences in levels of inbreeding accounted for 22 percent of the differing severity of mandibular prognathism among the Habsburgs studied. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of prognathism

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prognathism was circa 1864

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“Prognathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prognathism. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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prognathism

noun
prog·​na·​thism | \ ˈpräg-nə-ˌthiz-əm How to pronounce prognathism (audio) , präg-ˈnā- How to pronounce prognathism (audio) \

Medical Definition of prognathism

: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw

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